Monday, October 31, 2011

Payment in Full! / The Little Witch

Two ACG tales to wrap up October 2011! Yes, we started off the month with a little monster, now for Halloween I give you some Art Gates fun with "The Little Witch", from the Feb '53 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #40. If that one isn't scary enough for you (and I'm sure for most of you it won't be), let's first shriek a peek at "Payment in Full!" from the Feb '53 issue of Forbidden Worlds #14, illustrated by the wonderfully bizarro, incredibly underrated Jon Blummer... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

And don't miss the "Weeny Witch"
over at AEET, click HERE!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Adventures into Witchcraft

I told you we'd be delving into the witchcraft this week, in fact, we're going to make an eerie adventure out of it! And here's a freaky fun one from Harry Lazarus and the Oct-Nov. 1952 issue of Out of the Night #5, highlighted by a menacing redheaded spirit and a cool, creepy twist on the voodoo doll.

And for those of you lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Friday night, Oct. 28th, the Captured Aural Phantasy Theater are resurrecting another rousing night of pre-code horrors brought to screaming life on the stage. Witness jolting tales of terror from such great titles as Shock Suspenstories, Astonishing, Strange Mysteries, and many more surprises! Click HERE for more info!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It Won't Come Back Until Midnight

One week until Halloween, and to prepare we'll be diving headfirst into the demonic depths of weird witchcraft, kicking it off with this undead classic from the Dec. '52 issue of Web of Mystery #16.


Friday, October 21, 2011

The Monster

Finale tale from the premiere issue of Monster #1 (1953.) There was only this one and an issue #2 before the series was sadly cancelled, a real pity too because it obviously started off pretty damn good. And for those paying extra attention, this concludes another full-issue presentation here at THOIA (see also: "The Philosopher's Stone", "Traitor's House", and "The Mirror.") Beginning next week, we'll start heavily digging into the witchcraft as we inch closer and closer to Halloween!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Philosopher's Stone (Dr. Drew)

Another phenomenally illustrated tale from Fiction House's Monster #1 (1953), and of course Jerry Grandenetti needs no introduction, but I will say that if you enjoy this entry from the Dr. Drew case files, you may also want to hit up the THOIA Archive afterwards (if you haven't already) and take a look at "The Strange Case of the Absent Floor" as well as "The Witch's Doll."

And don't miss Melvin Monster
over at AEET-- click HERE!!